Digital Planet

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Technological and digital news from around the world.

A new model predicts the US election result every hour using betting data
Could AI algorithms really identify offenders? A number of schemes are scrapped in the US
Google Maps has launched a new Covid-19 layer – but is it as accurate as it could be?
How do lockdowns and restrictions on the internet impact it’s stability globally?
A crewless ship is due to set sail across the Atlantic with an AI captain on board
How leaked conversations from online forums show credit card thieves conning each other.
Algorithm apocalypse Aug. 18, 2020
Analysing the UK government’s flawed formula used to predict children’s exam grades
Government restrictions mean a year of web restrictions for 15 million people in Kashmir
What the challenges of home-working mean during and after the pandemic in India.
Tracking the trolls July 28, 2020
Machine learning can now spot online trolls, and help defend voters in future elections.
From fear to anger and hope, millions of tweets reveal changing views on the pandemic
The internet shutdown in Ethiopia is entering its 3rd week.
A special programme on Web Science and why it matters
Exploring digital death June 30, 2020
Digital death; how COVID-19 has forced us to update death rituals, moving grieving online
Nigerian land rights costs fall by 96% in one state reducing internet costs significantly
Facial recognition – what’s the future for the technology?
Algorithm activism is becoming increasingly popular, we find out how it’s being done.
The digital divide in Brazil leaves its poorest citizens without access to health advice.
Internet enabled cars could be vulnerable to hackers taking full control
Testing EdTech May 19, 2020
EdTech is transforming learning across the globe. How do you choose which tools to use?